Sermons

Worship in December

Advent at the Kirk 

By now you have begun to hear the Christmas music that dominates the radio waves and every elevator and shopping mall in town. Some are about Santa and his reindeer but also we will hear songs straight out of our hymnal being played everywhere we go. Many folks know the first verses to these songs and love to sing along but the carols we sing are about more than nostalgia. They offer a theology of God and the impact of the Jesus’ birth into a world that was not expecting him or even welcoming him into its midst.

This Advent season we are going to wake up the Carols. Hear the stories of where they came from, hear their words anew, and allow the music to guide us toward Bethlehem. If you have friends who love Christmas music, this would be a great time to invite them to church as we wake up the carols together!

December 3: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

After worship: Deck the Halls! Help us deck the Halls of the Kirk as we decorate for Christmas! Lunch provided!

December 10: Children’s Christmas Play: Star Child, will take place during Worship, at 10 a.m.

December 17: Joy to the World

After Worship we will share carols with our neighbors and return to the Kirk to enjoy some cookies.

December 21: Longest Night Worship at 6th Avenue UCC (3250 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80206), 6:30 p.m.

December 24: Carols through the Ages, Choir Cantata, 10 a.m.

December 24: Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, “O Holy Night”, 5 p.m.

 
 
Worship in November
This month we will conclude our fall theme of Messy!

We will remember our Saints as well as commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Scripture focus: Matthew 18:15-20. Listen Here.

November 12: Messy Unity
We must use the word unity carefully because we can claim unity while silencing the minority. To live in unity is a delicate and messy balance. During worship this day we will also be Dedicating Willow Wright to the church and to God. Following Worship we will bless our new flooring and boilers! Scripture focus: I Corinthians 12:12-27. Listen Here.

November 19: Messy Circumstances
Life is hard and messy and yet we are called to be thankful in it all. How do we do this? Can we be sincere in our gratitude even when life is difficult? Scripture focus: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24

November 26: The Identity of Our Thanksgiving  
We will be led in Worship by Rev. John Davidson. Scripture focus: Deuteronomy 8:1-20    

 
Worship in October
 
October 29: 70th Anniversary Celebration
Messy Beginnings. We will hear stories of the beginning of the Kirk and celebrate our 70 years! Scripture focus: I Corinthians 1:18-31 Listen Here.
 
As we continue our stewardship campaign as well as our theme of Messy we talk about our very real mess of money and the implications of how we spend it as we seek to do God’s work in the world. Scripture focus: Luke 16:1-13. Listen Here.
 
Our Minister of Stewardship, Rev. John Davidson will be preaching as we kick off our 2017 stewardship campaign! Scripture focus: Matthew 6:19-21.
Listen Here.
 
Animals are not ashamed of their bodies and neither should we be. As we worship in the chaos of outside and animals we will discover and celebrate the mess of our embodiment. Scripture focus: Galatians 5:16-26.

As we come to the table with our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, well, things will certainly get a little messy… Scripture focus: I Corinthians 11: 20-29, 33. Listen Here.